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CBS
Apr 29, 2013 4:00am PDT
. >>> and d.c. comics. president obama casts a vote for comedy at this weekend's white house correspondents' dinner. >> take the sequester. republicans fell in love with this thing, and now they can't stop talking about how much they hate it. it's like we're trapped in a taylor swift album. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, april 29th, 2013. >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm vinita nair. we begin this morning into the investigation of the boston marathon bombings. investigators are still trying to determine if the suspects acted alone. the chairman of the house intelligence committee, chairman mike rogers, says persons of interest are being sought, meanwhile the mother is coming under close scrutiny. during a wiretapped phone conversation with her older son, she's heard discussing jihad. ines ferre reports. >> reporter: lawmakers are questioning whether the boston bombing suspects may have had training from terrorists. the chairman of the homeland security system says the tsarnaev brothers used weapons similar to pakistan, afghanistan, and
FOX News
May 2, 2013 2:00pm PDT
of language that president obama understands. and it's gulf. the white house and the media are just asking for a mulligan. that's all it is. benghazi was a bad slice in the rough. and damn fnc and cheryl ache kin son for keeping score on the golf course. as for john kerry he has more faces than a paver dice. he talked about this idea, the story is clouded by myths. the big e. myth of all was pushing the video which was pushed by the government which was based on the instinct that it's the united states. i am still surprised that they haven't arrested tim danson for the boston bombings since he played sam malone in cheers. kerry is telling to you stop asking questions. he was the guy that was all about speaking truth to power. wasn't he an antiwar activist and now because is he in power, never mind. then you have got debbie wasserman schultz who says seeking answers is unamerican. so she is right. we are in a modern -- in this modern american era. we know longer vow. we bow. as a new humble america we accept our humiliations. our power should make us cower, we deserve it. >> kimberly: go to
ABC
Apr 30, 2013 1:40am PDT
has drawn support from a cross-section of america, including the white house. >> president obama reached out by phone and the first lady tweeted, so proud of you jason collins. this is a huge step for our country. we've got your back. >> all of that prompted collins' only tweet saying, i knew i was choosing the road less traveled but i am not walking it alone. we go to radio host, jason page. thank you for joining us. >> absolutely. >> clearly a landmark decision, on the one hand, also surprising it took this long. what it your reaction, give perspective on this. >> i don't know if it is surprising it took so long as much as the guy that decided to break the barrier. all of us were predicting it needed to be a star player. needed to be a guy relatively young. but a guy that had cache, to survive the potential backlash. instead it's the exact opposite. a fringe player, a guy who may play seven to ten minutes a night, a free agent. i mean, you couldn't have drawn it up differently than a lot of the people i had been talking to behind the scenes who were predicting this would play o
FOX News
May 3, 2013 12:00pm PDT
with better reforms. the speaker says mr. barack obamas the sequester. the white house says only congress can replace it. >> shepard: that's what they were supposed to do in the beginning. don't they remember? good grief. i hate washington. not you, wendell. i love you. see you later. we're with the wall street journal's executive editor. the "wall street journal" owned by the parent company of this enemywork. a lot of things were said about sequester, a lot of them haven't happened. people at the very bottom of the inincome chain are hurt. but not everywhere. >> there's more parttimers in this jobs report. you can look around the edges and find things that will worry you. on the other hand if you pull back, it's good news. this was a notable improvement in the job picture. the unemployment rate went down for the right reasons. the revisions to the past two months that you pointed out were really important. remember, last month the numbers came in at 88,000. people said, my gosh, we're headed headed into at springtime swoons like last year that got revised upward and the previous month, too.
FOX
May 2, 2013 7:00am PDT
from the rose garden in the white house. president obama announcing two new nominations. the lady on the right is penny pritzger. nominated as the new commerce secretary. businesswoman, philanthropist and heirist. also be nominating michael froman on your left as the new u.s. trade representative. right now is one of the president's top economic advisors. again, you are looking live at the white house. the new nominees to the president's administration. >>> in the next 30 minutes, the president is due to leave the white house and fly to mexico. this afternoon he meets with the president of mexico. this trip could play a big role in the immigration reform fight right here in the u.s. >> reporter: president obama is counting on the u.s./mexico relationship to appeal to congress to move on immigration legislation. president obama and mexican president are on the same page with immigration reform. both support a path to citizenship for the 11 million people in the u.s. illegally. and both to establish a temporary seasonal work program for people from mexico and other parts of latin am
FOX News
Apr 30, 2013 11:00pm PDT
for you to weigh in on this. whites make 600% more under president obama. putting blacks at a disadvantage and the president still ignores the economy. >> i don't think he ignores the economy. big thing that has to be done, we are approaching a debt ceiling and budget. its budget. if he can get some kind of agreement on a budget deal and get a tax reform as part of that deal, there will be added revenue and he can have spending so he can promote jobs fleismt the republicans will not allow any spending. >> what the democrats in the senate. >> they will pass his budget. republican obstructionism. >> dana: if you took anything away from the press conference, it was the republicans blocked everything i tried to do. instead of tried to persuade us as why should gitmo terrorists these coming to american. on obamacare, last week every quote that was negative about obamacare came from democrats, not republicans. yet the republicans continue to get all the blame. >> when president obama was a kid and didn't do his homework, do you think he blamed john boehner. >> dana: he probably blamed my dog. >>
ABC
Apr 28, 2013 5:30pm PDT
, there is a growing consensus from both sides of the aisle on what not to do. abc's reena ninan at the white house tonight. >> reporter: lawmakers from both parties, today, said president obama needed to take stronger action against syria, following reports chemical weapons were used by the regime. the options range from enforcing no-fly zones, to more aid for rebels. but all sides agree on one thing. >> no country in the region wants boots on the ground. >> i don't want boots on the ground. >> i would not support boots on the ground. >> reporter: but the syrian opposition is begging for action. >> we're asking the united states, with its drone technology, with its surgical strike technology, to help us disable bashar al assad from the use of chemical weapons. >> reporter: it's not that simple, says the administration. following bombings, a strike was used on an alleged sudanese chemical factory in 1998. but that intel turned out to be controversial. and there is still the specter of the empty search for wmds in iraq. critics say a plan is needed to keep chemical weapons out of the extremists' han
MSNBC
Apr 29, 2013 2:30am PDT
the obama administration to take stronger a against the assad regime following last week's findings by the white house that the syrian government has used chemical weapons against the country's rebel fighters. crossing that so-called red line has sparked a debate in washington about whether or not it's time for the u.s. military to get involved, including the potential of american troops on the ground. >> i don't think you ever want to say, absolutely not. obviously, we don't want to do that unless it's absolutely necessary. >> i would go even beyond that. i would say, no. we don't need to put boots on the ground. but we need to enable their neighbors, the neighbors of syria, to bring some sort of peaceful resolution to this. >> senator john mccain agreed with senator chambliss, advocating for a no-fly zone over syria, to minimize the government's air power. and mccain also warned about the possible ramifications if the united states remains on the sidelines. >> the syrian people are angry and bitter at the united states. i was in a refugee camp in jordan and there are thousands of
FOX News
Apr 29, 2013 8:00am PDT
. the mane stream media as president obama said in white house corresondents dinner i'm proud to be all of you because all of you voted for me. >> they cheered obama when he said it. >> john mccain did a joke how the media was his base. it was a joke. >> reality, as you know, the data all show this by four or five to one margin supported obama in 2008, not mccain. mccain had a base among the media until he ran for president which it collapsed. >> difference whether or not people in the media reported him and influenced reporting. those are two different things. jon: we're getting a big wrap from you two guys. >> i don't blame him. jon: always fun being in the middle of your arguments. alan colmes, jim pinkerton, thank you. jenna: scare us a little bit here. nba player, veteran of the league jason collins is making headlines. julie banderas is with the "fox 411.". >> could lines says i'm a 34-year-old nba center and i'm black and gay. coming out boldly, the world and worldwide web reacting first active openly gay pro athlete after making front page of "sports illustrated". the 34-year-ol
MSNBC
May 3, 2013 6:00am PDT
republican on the foreign relations committee senator bob corker wants president obama to explain reports that the cia has delivered millions of dollars to harmid karzai in a letter to the white house. if the reports are true and indicates a an incoherent policy towards afghanistan. >>> also, it's official hawaiian democratic congresswoman hanabusa get the job. not just hanabusa making moves. busy week in senate news. check out our website, rundown.msnbc.com. we're back with more "daily rundown." >>> live pictures before we go. opening bell ringing on wall street. the markets responding. responding well to the april's jobs report. surprisingly strong number compared when analysts were expecting 175,000 jobs were added. unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level since 2008. the economy has created an average of compare that to an average of 138,000 over the previous six months. >>> coming up here on "daily rundown" the jobless rate at a four-year low as we noted. get reaction today from the white house. >>> plus, as the national rifle association annual convention gets under way, presid
KRON
Apr 29, 2013 4:00am PDT
convention in charlotte last year. fox would be the first african- american cabinet nominee of obamas second term. >> saturday night was the white house correspondents' dinner. and throughout the evening president obama and others poke fun at each other. take a listen. >> (cheers and applause) i thought this looks pretty good. for example the whole controversy about jy z going to cuba. i have 99 problems and now, jay z is one. >> the president has been busy creating jobs. since it has been elected the number of popes have doubled. and the number of tonight show host has tripled. >> congratulations! >connan o'brien taking jabs. >> we will take a break. it is 422 much more straight ahead on the kron 4 morning news. a quick look at the bay bridge toll plaza approach where it is expected nice and light. >> @ 423 in the morning. >> good morning everyone. the time is a 425 . thanks for waking up or staying up with kron 4 morning news. off to a mild start. 50s and lows '60s. 61 in hayward. 59 in concord. livermore checking in at 60 degrees. mid 54 downtown san francisco. >> following the numbers in
ABC
Apr 28, 2013 6:00am PDT
next. >>> comedian-in-chief. president obama takes the mike at the annual white house correspondents' dinner. >> these days when i look in the mirror, i have to admit that i'm not the strapping young muslim socialist i used to be. >> the president pulled few
FOX News
Apr 29, 2013 3:00am PDT
48% since president obama took over the white house. we've gone from 32 million to 47 million. almost 48 million. and we're gaining about 80,000 every month signing up. net new claimants for food stamps 80,000 a month even though we're told the economy is recovering. what's going on? >>brian: you know what the president would say? the president would say i inherited a mess. government was tanking -- excuse me, the economy was tanking. people were losing jobs, so, therefore, i've got to prop them up. >> this is a flashpoint in the debate of takers versus makers, taxpayers paying no taxpayers. at a point where we've got a trillion-dollar a year deficit, spending money we don't have, surely we should be doing something about this expanding food stamp program. >>brian: something you're going to be talking about? >> yes. we're going to get another stock market rally because ben bernanke is printing up a storm. >>steve: three hours now over in fox business, this man is going to take the stage. >> tell you all about making money, baby. >>brian: coming up straight head. >>gretchen: general sh
FOX News
Apr 30, 2013 3:00am PDT
connell striking back at president obama's jabs at the white house correspondents dinner at this invite for a drink. the president joked he can't reach out to republicans because mcconnell wouldn't be a good drinking buddy. mcconnell said i'm shocked. he's obviously not seen my soft side and responded by tweeting this photo from a jar with an empty chair and a red glass for the empty chair. looks like mcconnell has a beer in front of him. >>brian: the joke at the white house correspondents dinner when people said you have a beer with mitch mcconnell. >>steve: meanwhile, headlines. imagine hearing your flight attendant saying brace for impact. that's happened. >> alert information. cabin pressure loss. >>steve: i hate it when they say 102 souls on board. that happened on a frontier airlines jet yesterday as it cruised over the rocky mountains. >> we dropped quite significantly and we were like, we were getting closer and closer to the mountain. >> he put us in position and said there will be a crash. >>steve: the pilot was able to turn that plane around and landed safely in denver. we still don't kn
CNN
Apr 30, 2013 4:00am PDT
cancer travelled to the white house, recently spend some time in the oval office with president obama. >>> ahead on "starting point," something rarely seen, just a few hours ago a queen an dickating her throne in favor of her son. why? we're live in amsterdam with the ceremony and the details. then intelligence agencies have been accused of dropping the ball by not intercepting one of the boston bombing suspects. a new frontline investigation of what federal agencies are doing to keep us safe from terror attacks. it yellows over time. when it comes to your smile, if you're not whitening, you're yellowing. crest whitestrips whiten as well as $500 professional treatments. guaranteed. crest 3d white whitestrips. guaranteed. i'm also a survivor of ovarian a writand uterine cancers. i even wrote a play about that. my symptoms were a pain in my abdomen and periods that were heavier and longer than usual for me. if you have symptoms that last two weeks or longer, be brave, go to the doctor. ovarian and uterine cancers are gynecologic cancers. symptoms are not the same for everyone. i got sic
NBC
Apr 28, 2013 6:00am PDT
condition. lester, erica. >> michelle franzen, thanks very much. >>> we want to turn now to the white house correspondents determine last night. >> it's a chance for washington, for the journalist who's cover the city, to break bread together and poke a bit of fun at one another. president obama embraced his role as comedian in chief. our white house peter alexander made it there for all the laughs. >> i feel like it s just a couple of hours ago. you talk about the politicians, the journalists, plenty of celebrities too. a couple of sightings i had. bradley cooper, katie perry there. they call this as the nerd prom, but it's highlighted each year by these dualing comedic appearances this year between the president and late night host conan o'brien, where really nothing is off limits. not the politicians, the pundits, or even the president himself. ♪ ♪ don't stop the party >> it's like when two different zoos get together. you know, the hollywood zoo and the d.c. zoo. >> president obama, that's my man. ♪ >> thank you. how do you like my new entrance music? rush limbaugh warned you abou
ABC
May 3, 2013 1:40am PDT
obama's inner circle speaking out, about the role of religious faith inside the white house. >> joshua dubois led outreach to faith-based groups and was considered a pastor to the president. he recently left the white house and spoke to abc's devon dwyer. joining us now. good morning. >> good morning. a fascinating interview, dubois revealed details about president obama behind the scenes and how he tries to connect with god. joshua dubois was spiritual adviser to the leader of the free world, ordained member of the white house staff seen here in private oval office prayer sessions. now he has left president obama's inner circle bearing witness to what he saw. >> he is a deeply faithful president and need a whole bunch of help in cultivating the faith. >> reporter: mr. obama's practice of faith has been relatively private, attending church less often than predecessors. he gets daily e-mails of scripture to his blackberry. >> the president would bring pastors into the oval office to have conversation, moments of prayer, reach out for suggestions of scripture. >> did he have any favorite
CSPAN
Apr 29, 2013 7:00am EDT
expected today at the white house. president barack obama expected -- toinate the new nominate the charlotte mayor as the secretary. prominence after bringing the democratic national convention to charlotte last year. watch the event at two o'clock 3.m. eastern on c-span 16she married at the age of and helped teach her husband to be better reader and wider. during the civil war she snuck supplies tuesday union in the tennessee mountains. but the time her president critic by the time her husband takes office she is ill. meet allies johnson, wife of and johnson as to continue our series on first ladies with your questions and comments by phone, facebook, and twitter. tonight, live on c-span and c- span3, also on c-span radio and c-span.org. >> "washington journal" continues. each money we look at how your money is being spent in a different sector of the federal government. we look at private-sector companies that depend on federal all,acts for most, if not their work. we're joined by "washington times" correspondents luke rosiak. you recently looked at federal pay for executives
MSNBC
May 2, 2013 2:30am PDT
. >> and you find democrats going into the white house to complain about it. >> it's not called state care. it's obama care. that's whey we saw the president, saying they were trying to simplify the forms and cut the size. there's going to be bumps on the road ahead. the implementation is something that's going to be a worry. >> let's turn to the republicans. what's their worries now? what's on their agenda? >> they don't want immigration to come apart. and it looked like it was in a good place. >> you're saying for democrats, what if immigration falls apart for democrats? is it good for bad for them? or neutral? >> it would hurt republicans. republicans need that to deal with their demographic realities. that's why republicans say, we'll still probably come together. but there's some worries this addition of a gay rights provision. marco rubio said that could undermind it. on sunday and monday, the heritage foundation is going to talk about the costs. they're going to push back on methodology. but republicans say they're going to try to fix this by making the metrics tougher, border security
FOX News
Apr 29, 2013 6:00am PDT
there. martha if. martha: president obama is set to tap the mayor of charlotte, north carolina to run the transportation department. his name is anthony foxx. a white house official says that announcement could come later today. earlier this month, mayor foxx announced he would not seek reelection for mayor of charlotte. he wanted to spend more time with his children. he will be the first african-american nominee in the president's second cabinet. maybe spend more time in washington with them there. bill: but he has got his hands full with the transportation thing and security we talked about. martha: big job. bill: furloughs and all that stuff. martha: yeah. bill: just getting rolling, folks on a monday. there is dangerous flooding affecting more than a dozen states already and more rain is in the forecast. we'll show you where and how bad it is and how bad might be for millions of people. martha: look at this. a powerful explosion in a busy city center. we'll tell you what caused this. plus, you remember the white house says if syria crosses or uses chemical weapons that would be a
FOX News
May 2, 2013 12:00pm PDT
chuck hagel said the obama administration is rethinking its opposition to arming syrian rebels and has said the white house has not made a final decision. in other words, how do you feel about this? it comes after the white house told lawmakers if believes syria used chemical weapons on its own people but they're not sure. that's what they said last week. president obama said that be a game-changer, which has not changed. jennifer griffin at the pentagon. what is the context here? is this a big deal or offhanded remark or what? >> well, shepard, no. i think he actually indicated where the white house and the pentagon -- where their thoughts are right now. the white house and pentagon are essentially looking at three options. they're looking to set up a no-fly zone, or limited air strikes or arming the rebels or in combination. defense secretary hagel said, standing next to the british defense secretary, gave an indication which way the white house and pentagon are leaning. >> you are rethinking -- the administration is rethinking its opposition to arming the rebels. >> yes. >> today, a
CNBC
Apr 29, 2013 6:00am EDT
, but bush well knows about them. will you go to the white house correspondent with me? when obama came in, there was a lot of electricity, history making, bombs and that's what tom brokaw was reacting to. it became a complete originally of celebrity spotting and taking iphone pictures with people and it got kind of ridiculous. >> do you miss the good old days, john? >> i don't care for this event very much. i think it's gotten way out of control. i think the comments last year had some impact and it was slightly tamped down. >> really? >> not a lot. >> to me, the only disappointing piece of this is the whole point of this dinner is to raise money for the scholarship. >> no, that's not the point of the dinner. >> aus tebsbly, that's the point of the dinner. that's $300,000. and you think about the millions of dollars that these organizationes and companies and everybody who shows up spends and to think that this all they're doing is taking in a couple hundred thousands for the scholarships -- >> the point of the dinner is to make everybody in the room feel cool and important. and that's wh
ABC
Apr 27, 2013 7:00am PDT
for the budget gridlock. it turns out the legislation may have been pushed through a little too fast. a top white house official tells me this morning, president obama was prepared to sign the bill into law today but now must wait until tuesday. a spelling error in the bill apparently needs to be corrected first. bianna? >> unbelievable. jeff, thank you. >>> we turn to an astonishing discovery here in new york city. a piece of landing gear found in an alley near the world trade center more than ten years after 9/11. abc's john schriffen is in lower manhattan with the story. and john, where this metal is believed to have fallen from is quite remarkable. >> reporter: bianna, good morning. remarkable indeed. authorities believe it came from one of the planes that crashed into the world trade center. it's lodged in an alley behind me. because this construction site for a mosque hasn't been touched for more than a decade, authorities don't know how it got here. that's why police are on guard, treating this as a crime scene. investigators this morning are puzzled by an alarming discovery. take a look a
PBS
Apr 30, 2013 11:00pm PDT
in washington, today marks the 100th day of president obama's second term in office, this morning he held a conference at the white house and explained his stance on the use of chemicals weapons in syria. >> what we now have is evidence that chemical weapons have been used inside of syria, but we don't know how they were used, when they were used, who used them, we don't have a chain of custody that estlishes what exactly happened, and when i am making decisions about america's national security and the potential for taking additional action in response to chemical weapon use, i have got to make sure i have got the facts. >> rose: and he condemned congress for stalling efforts to close guantanamo bay. >> i have asked my team to review everything that is currently being done in guantanamo, everything that we can do administratively and i am going to reengage in congress to try and make the case that this is not something that is in the best interests of the american people. the idea that we would still maintain forever a group of individuals who have not been tried, that is contrary to who
CBS
May 3, 2013 7:00am PDT
at least as it concerns background checks president obama will work this issue well and continue to work. the white house believes there is polling data that for some of the senators that voted against the background check amendment the first time they can change their minds, that is something the white house is trying to do. >> senator manchin wants to do something, struggling to find a way to come back. >> absolutely. you see families putting pressure on the democratic senators. that's why the white house remains hopeful? >> reporter: the big question the white house has to answer does it use the same background check language and apply more political pressure and hope it can win, or does it change the language to attract senators that disliked the first time. they hope it will work to their advantage in 2014 and that's a fact that the white house must consider as it looks to legislation and the underlying politics. norah and charlie. >> major garrett, thanks. >>> unemployment hitting a four-year low. the jobless rate went down to 7.5%. employers added 165,000 j
CSPAN
May 3, 2013 6:00am EDT
barry jo white -- mary jo white, chairman of the securities and exchange commission. chairman white was appointed by president obama in january and confirmed by the senate last month. the exceptionally strong bipartisan support she received in the confirmation process is, i think, a real testament to the extraordinary experience she brings to her office and to the long and successful record of her prior public service. you know, in today's often polarized political environment that kind of bipartisan support augers very well, indeed, for her leadership of the sec. in public life chairman white is best known for her nine years as the united states attorney for the southern district of new york. as you know, that office litigates some of the most important and complex criminal and civil cases in the nation. during her tenure there, chairman white certainly saw her share of these including prosecutions stem thing from the bombings of the -- stemming from the bombings of the world trade center in 2001, 1993 and of our embassies in kenya and tanzania in 1998. in the private sector, chair
CNN
Apr 29, 2013 2:00am PDT
in the western hemisphere, and the third tallest in the world. >>> it's payback for president obama. the commander in chief got a chance to give his critics a few well-placed dinner at the white house correspondents' dinner. conan o'brien was the emcee and lots of stars were in attendance at the nerd prom as it's known. here's some of what the president had to say. >> even after all this time i still make rookie mistakes. like i'm out in california, at a fund-raiser, having a nice time. i happen to mention that kamela harris is the best looking attorney in the country. as you can imagine, i got in trouble when i got back home. who knew eric holder was so sensitive. >> you remember a few months ago my administration put out a photograph of me going skeet shooting at camp david? you remember that? and quite a number of people insisted that this had been photo shopped. but tonight i have something to confess -- you were right. guys k we show them the actual photo? we were just trying to tone it down a little bit. i went to the opening of the bush presidential library in dallas. it was
CNN
Apr 30, 2013 2:00am PDT
. and remember when president obama joked about getting a drink with senator mitch mcconnell at the white house correspondents' dinner? mitch mcconal is returning the laugh and he is ready to accept. waiting for the president. >> thank you very much, chriine. 41 minutes past the hour. more on that groundbreaking announcement from nba player jason collins. in his essay yesterday for "sports illustrated" he said, i didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major american team sport. but since i am, i'm happy to the start the i had my way, someon would have already done this. nobody has, which is why i'm raising my hand. the 34-year-old has gotten support from all corners of the sports world. from nba commissioner david stern to former teammates. so let's talk about the reaction with mike golic and mike greenberg the mosts of "mike & mike" on espn radio and espn2. they're joining us this morning. collins is the first active player in a major u.s. sport to come out. how big of a deal is this? >> well, it's both an enormous deal and i think no big deal at all. with regard to th
CSPAN
May 4, 2013 7:00am EDT
? caller: you do not know who he is? [laughter] he is a brain surgeon. he was at the white house correspondents back fist -- breakfast, and he sort of chewed out obama. host: no more politicians? .aller: we need americans the democrats are corrupt, and the republicans are corrupt. fast and furious, eric holder. right here, and ghazi -- benghazi. said, forinton americans dead, what did that matter? they were asking for help, and america did not give them none. host: brian calling for no more politicians in the 2016 race for the white house. a few more headlines from you -- for you. here is the "washington post" story on president obama's comments yesterday on u.s. troops on the ground in syria that is the story from "the washington post." on the same subject, this from today's "new york times" -- that story in today's "new york times" if you want to read more on that. on the subject of the 2016 race and your choice for president in the 2016 contest, we will go to ted from jefferson, iowa. good morning. caller: good morning, c-span. i just wanted to basically give a dutiful an iowa
MSNBC
Apr 27, 2013 4:00am PDT
... >>> the white house correspondents dinner kicks off about twelve hours or so from now here in washington. when president obama is expected to deliver a speech that includes some humor. but for one former presidential speech writer, the day is remembered for a speech that was never delivered. joining me now is political humorist mark katz who was the in-house comedic speech yeutter for president bill clinton. welcome, mark. i know you've got this new piece in the daily beast about what you call the funniest speech bill clinton never gave. and you write about how the white hou white house decided against giving your speech in 1995 because it was only ten days after the oklahoma city bombing and they were concerned it was too funny. so could that happen again with the boston bombing? >> i think more accurately it was the best speech he never gave. because for the fact that he never gave it, he gave another speech that really kind of tapped in to his -- his -- an eloquent voice that kind of gave voice to our -- our national resolve to fight terrorism. so this is a, you know, each white house corre
NBC
May 2, 2013 11:00am EDT
obama. forbes estimates her net worth at $1.85 billion. mike has been a top economic adviser at the white house since the president took office. they were classmates in law school and worked together as editors of the harvard law review. >>> turning to business news. good news on the job's front. let's check in with cnbc's julia boorstin live with more on that and the rest of the day's business headlines. julia, good morning. >> good morning to you, keith. stocks are trading higher, erasing yesterday's losses. investors are responding to better than expected jobless claims and the european and central bank cutting the key interest rate. the dow up more than 100 points. the nasdaq up by more than 1%. nearly 40 points. and the s&p 500 also higher by nearly 1%. >>> the labor department says the number of americans seeking unemployment aid is now at its lowest level in more than five years. the drop points to viewer layoffs and possibly more hiring. the government releases its monthly jobs report tomorrow. >>> and elsewhere in the economy, worker productivity barely grew from jan
CSPAN
Apr 26, 2013 10:30pm EDT
a white house photo op, president obama discussed the syrian civil war and other issues. u.s. intelligence agencies of recently reported that the syrian government has used chemical weapons in the now two- year-old civil war. president obama called the findings begin to and your. game changer. this is about 10 minutes. >> i want to welcome to the oval office once again, king abdullah. his majesty is a great friend of the united states. jordan is a great partner to the united states on a host of issues. although we have recently seen each other, want to thank his majesty for the extraordinary hospitality he showed during our visit. there remain a host of issues in the region we will have a opportunity to discuss. first of all, i want to congratulate his majesty on syria -- the serious issue inside of jordan. we have been supportive with respect to long guarantees and other efforts in part because we have also seen the abdulla take some very important steps to further open democracy and entrepreneurship inside of jordan. we want to encourage that because we think jordan can be an extraordina
FOX News
May 3, 2013 3:00am PDT
. >> gretchen: ooo. that was a bit of a dig. >> steve: and president obama still in mexico this morning. that's where chief white house cor suspendent ed right now. it sounds like the president believes congress is inching closer to a deal, right? >> immigration reform, that's right. good morning. it's interesting because the president is in position now where as you know, this week he crossed the 100-day threshold to the start of his second term. he's largely empty handed on some of those big legacy items that he wants, like gun control, like a grand bargain budget deal. but he does believe he's inch closer to an immigration deal. he's been meeting with the mexican president and in a joint news conference yesterday, the president made clear that he thinks this is his best opportunity to get a bipartisan deal in the days ahead. listen to what he said. >> we've seen leaders from both parties indicate that now is the time to get reform. >> marco rubio is saying the key on this trip is for the president to show he's serious about border security, that that's the only way he's going to get any co
FOX News
May 2, 2013 6:00am PDT
celebrations outside the white house. celebrations at ground zero in new york city. and president obama declared al qaeda on the path to defeat. but one of our next guests says, that fight is far from over today. [gunfire] martha: violence on the streets of a u.s. city where police were attacked for the second straight year. we'll tell you what is going on. [shouting] @ñ@@@í
NBC
Apr 29, 2013 7:00am PDT
to a white house official. mayor anthony fox will run the department and will be president obama's first black nominee to the cap net in his second term. yet again this morning in south and that takes the past week's death toll to around 200. two car bombs detonated in one in another city, a car bomb >>> now let's go to jackie deangelis at the new york stock exchange. boeing's 787 dream liner is back more than to incidence of >>> at the box office, pain and gain taking the number one spot before the debut here in the u.s. this weekend. >>> new york's tallest building the skyscraper is rising up into the place where the twin towers were destroyed on 9/11. a beautiful sight to behold. it will have great say. >> mr. roker is here with a >> we had wild weather over the a lot of flooding and amazing sugarland, texas with the houston alone, 150 high water roof collapse and buildings franklin, tennessee, talking here's what's going on in the 30.8 feet, and over the next 72 hours, we expect to top out at below what they expected and hopefully all that sandbagging will hold. we will get to the lo
MSNBC
Apr 29, 2013 5:00pm PDT
white voter turnout. in ohio, pennsylvania, virginia, florida and colorado. that is further evidence of the true significance of the obama coalition. it represents a genuine progressive majority in this country. and when the obama coalition is activated and invested on an issue they can change political gravity. they can make things orbit in a different way than they would have otherwise. in the wake of the sandy hook massacre, under the leadership, under a sudden outpouring of money, organization, effort, rhetorical leadership and passion, we've seen the political gravity around the issue of gun safety move faster and further than anybody would've guessed it could just a few months ago. so, yeah, that vote was a setback, a big one. the real story is the politics that come after the vote. and the president said as much himself on the day the background check bill went down under a senate filibuster. >> all in all, this was a pretty shameful day for washington. this effort is not over. i want to make it clear to the american people. we can still bring about meaningful changes that wil
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